Sunday, August 12, 2018

One Thimble issue 20

A few days ago One Thimble 20* released. This new issue contains ten patterns and today I am showing you four of them, four patterns that work together very well. I am showing the Ringer Raglan, the Saltwater skirt, the Riptide board shorts and the Big Ocean appliques. With these four I created two complete looks for our two eldest kids.

The Big Ocean appliques by Swoodson Says are a shark and a whale applique that you can sew or glue on anything that you like. I decided to sew them on two Ringer Raglans. The appliques are perfect to use with all kind of small scraps. Depending on your sewing style, you can either spend hours contemplating on the optimal allocation, or like me just grab some fabrics that have similar colors and just hope for the best. I really like how mine turned out. Because I sewed them from scraps that I worked with before, they also are a reminder of other things that I sewed.  From every fabric that I ever sewed with I still remember the project. I used an inexpensive stabilizer, because that is the only stabilizer that I have, so I know from experience that I have to zigzag the applique together, with a straight stitch the sides would start peeling.

In the previous paragraph I already mentioned the Ringer Raglan that both my son and daughter got for today's looks. The pattern is designed by Thread Faction who contributed two patterns to this issue. The Ringer Raglan is a slim fitted Raglan shirt with short or 3/4 sleeves. The pattern is perfect for both boys and girls, and sews up super quick. A Raglan shirt is the perfect canvas for people that would like to try their hand on color blocking but are afraid of making too bold fabric choices. The Sleeve Raglan lines make almost any combination of fabrics look natural.

To create full outfits, I also added a bottom pattern to each other the shirts. Our daughter got a Saltwater skirt. The pattern is designed by Jen herself. It is a cute full skirt with pockets. You can either create a wrap skirt or a faux wrap one with three different tie options. I went for the faux wrap with button / snap decoration. The fabric that I used is woven wrinkled very drapey rust colored rayon type of fabric. I bought it last year and it seemed to be made for this playful skirt. This skirt is perfect for dancing. Jen also created a super cute summer dress for this issue.

The last pattern for today are the Riptide Board shorts by Bubby & me. They are designed for Peach Skin, but seeing as my stash does not contain that fabric and it does contain an abundance of jersey, I simply made it in jersey. The Shorts have some of the weirdest shaped patterns pieces that I have ever seen in trousers, but they came together beautifully. If you follow the instructions and pin your curves this is a perfect projects for beginners as well. It even has less seams than regular shorts, so it sews up super quick.

All these patterns and more are available as stand alone patterns*, but they are even more attractive as the bundle which is called One Thimble 20*. For just 25 Australians Dollars, so that is just a bit over 18 US dollar you get ten patterns and even more interesting articles.

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